I have decided to run a series of IRC sessions focused on collectively discussing the OpenCogPrime design, via working through the OpenCogPrime wikibook and discussing the ideas therein chapter-by-chapter.
Details are at http://opencog.org/wiki/OpenCogPrime:TutorialSessions
The sessions will be weekly and will start September 10 (I’ll be out of town the first week of Sep, and figure too many folks are vacationing in August).
As there are 17 book chapters, this means the overall tutorial will run till late January (given a couple weeks off for Xmas).
All who are interested are invited to attend: however, it is emphasized that the purpose of the tutorials is **focused discussion of OpenCogPrime**, rather than general discussion of AGI issues, discussion of other AGI theories and approaches, etc. If your opinion is that OpenCogPrime is not worth discussing so much, that’s fine — then you probably shouldn’t attend.
Logs of tutorial sessions will be posted on the OpenCog wiki site for those who are not able or interested to attend but are curious what went on.
As well as helping spread understanding of the OpenCogPrime design for a thinking machine, I believe this will also help me refine and improve the wikibook, and maybe even the design as well.
While the book focuses on conceptual issues, it will not be problematic if the discussion veers onto implementation and software design issues relevant to the book chapters under discussion … in fact this would be quite desirable.